Hamilton, Ontario,

Loaded Handgun Recovered After Police Investigation

A 21-year-old Scarborough man appeared in court today after police recovered a loaded firearm during an investigation. One male remains outstanding as the investigation continues.

On Monday, October 28, 2019, shortly after 11:00 a.m., Hamilton Police officers were in attendance in a residential area located near Upper Wellington Street and Limeridge Road East, Hamilton. At the time, they were investigating two males who were believed to be involved in criminal activities and likely in possession of weapons. One male was sitting in a vehicle while the other was standing directly outside. As police approached, the males fled the scene. One male was later located at the rear of a nearby strip plaza. He was arrested and taken into police custody.

Through investigation, he was properly identified after he initially provided false information pertaining to his identity to police and he was further charged with violations to previous court-ordered conditions.

An investigation into the male’s identity confirmed his arrest was in violation of previous court-ordered conditions.

The vehicle involved was searched by police and a loaded handgun was recovered.

A 21-year-old Scarborough man will appear in court today to answer to several criminal charges.

The second male involved in the incident remains outstanding. He has been identified and a warrant for his arrest exists in relation to a previous occurrence.

An additional warrant for his arrest was issued today in relation to this incident.


  • Youssouf Hassan, 21-year-old Scarborough man


  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Fail To comply recognizance x3,
  • Firearm-related offences X4
  • Possession contrary to order


  • Deren Akyeam-Pong, 20-year-old Hamilton man


  • Drive disqualified
  • Firearm-related offences X4
  • Possession contrary to order
  • Fail to comply youth court orders X4
  • Fail to comply adult court orders X2

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective Constable Scott Yuill by calling 905-546-8911.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com